Rosh Hashanah

L'Shanah Tova! Happy (Jewish) New Year! Yes, I'm late. Also, a bit lazy, so here's a repost to tide everyone over. As many of you already know, we are entering into the fall High Holy Days, comprised of the Feasts of Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles. Just as the spring Feastdays celebrate the First Coming of …

Rosh Hashanah

As many of you already know, we are entering into the fall High Holy Days, comprised of the Feasts of Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles. Just as the spring Feastdays celebrate the First Coming of Messiah Yeshua, and Shavuot (Pentecost) celebrates the giving of the Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) to the Ekklesia in between the …

How Hasidism Bridges Boundary Between Christianity and Judaism

From time-to-time, I get asked about Kabbalah, or challenged by those who think it is a form of occultism. I've said repeatedly that there's a lot of benefit to Kabbalistic thinking in explaining the Incarnation in Jewish terms. Today I spotted an article that explains why: How Hasidism Bridges Boundary Between Christianity and Judaism. Just …

The Curse of the Law: Part 2 – Why Yeshua Was Rejected

I concluded the last post by noting, "What this means is that, contrary to common Christian interpretation, the Jewish people were not cursed because we rejected Yeshua. On the contrary, the Jews had already been under the curse of the law for over seven hundred years before Yeshua came. In fact, the rejection of Yeshua by …

First Video: Answering “Choose Life” by Rick Halpern, Part 1

I've been working on this for a while--mostly because I've never done a video before, and it took a long time to get it the way I wanted it.  I'm hoping to add about one part a week until it's done.  Feedback and suggestions from those who've done this sort of thing before are definitely …

From the Mailbox: Does God Condemn the Ignorant?

I got this in an email the other day: In North Vietnam there was a very loving and caring man who worked his fields and taught his children basic decency. His life was devoted to what he perceived as ‘good’. He was in a remote village so his life experience was nearly exclusively what his …

Christianity Today Meets Rabbi Paul

I have to admit that I'm often frustrated by some of my Sunday-brethren.  In particular, I often get frustrated when I go back and re-read or re-hear favorite teachers and find them continuing to teach under the old "Christianity vs. Judaism" paradigm, rather than what I would call the "Judaism vs. Judaism" paradigm--that is, recognizing …